XIX INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHESS

SANTS, HOSTAFRANCS & LA BORDETA

                                                             at 18th Agust to 27th Agust 2017

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AJUNTAMENT DE BARCELONA DISTRICTE SANTS-MONTJUÏC
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 Organitzers

  CATALUNYA ESCACS CLUB    CLUB D'ESCACS COMPTAL    CLUB D'ESCAS LA CADENA    
 

 
 
Collaborator
 

GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA    GELATS DINO 

ATLES SPORT     F.C.E.

 LAS TIENDAS DE LA ESTACIÓN 


 

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TOURNAMENT RULES

 

General information, schedule and timetable

1.       The tournament will be played using FIDE (Dutch) System (until 1st July)  at ten (10) rounds. The tournament will be held in 79 Sants St, Barcelona (Auditori del Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants) and other halls near of this hall.

 

2.       The tournament will be valid for the Catalan Circuit (A superior category) both in the general and the rating sections standings. Group A will be valid for International and Catalan title norms as well as for International, National and Catalan Ratings. Groups B and C will be valid for International, National and Catalan Ratings.

 

3.       There are three groups (“A”, “B” and “C”):

 

       Group A: open to all players, regardless of their rating, with a FIDE ID.

       Group B: will be for all players with current license up-to-1950 FIDE Rating, with a FIDE ID. 

       Group C: will be for all players with current license up-to-1650 FIDE Rating, with a FIDE ID.
 

Players eligible for different groups are free to choose in which one they want to play.

In all groups, players will be ranked firstly, according to their FIDE rating, then by their FEDA rating and finally by alphabetical order. Other local or national ratings will be recognized by organizing committee.

Players who haven't stated their preference signing up to the tournament will be assigned to the most suitable group at the discretion of the organizing committee.

 

4.       The organizing committee reserves the right to cancel a registration.

 

5.       Tournament will be held from 18th August to 27th August 2017, both included.

 

6.       Rounds will be played at 16:30h, except for the last round – 27th August - at 9:30h. The closing ceremony will start 27th August at 19:30h.

 

7.       The rate of play will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 extra minutes, with a 30 second increment per move starting from move one.

 

8.       Pairings will be supported by the computer program “Swiss Manager”.

 

9.       Non justified absence from the first round will result in the expulsion from the tournament, as well as non-justified absence during two rounds. Any player unable to play a round shall notify the arbiters during the previous round.

 

10.   Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than one (1) hour after the start of the session shall lose the game.

 

11.   No half-points byes will be awarded.

 

12.   A player cannot request more than three byes.

 

13.   Following current FCE rating regulations, any player absent during a round will lose as many rating points as s/he would lose if defeated by an opponent having the same rating as him/herself.

 

Entries

14.   Entry Fees:

Group A
 

GENERAL…………………............................................................

  48 €


PLAYERS OVER 2100 FIDE Rating……....................................

   40 €


< 16, disabled and
> 65  …..............……….................................

   35 €


 PLAYERS OVER 2350 FIDE Rating ………….…….................

   25 €


PLAYERS OVER 2450 FIDE Rating with invitation …….....

  FREE

 

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: 4 € (BEFORE 31STJULY)

 


GROUP B
 (for players below 1950 FIDE Rating)
 

 
GENERAL……………....................................................................

38 €

 
< 16, disabled and
 > 65………....................................................


31 €


EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: 4 € (BEFORE 31STJULY)


 

GROUP C (for players below 1650 FIDE Rating)
 

 
GENERAL………........................................................................


38 €


 < 16, disabled
 and > 65………...............................................


31


 

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: 4 € (BEFORE 31STJULY)

DISCOUNT OF 10 € FOR ALL PEÓN DE REY MAGAZINE SUBSCRIBERS.

 

The discounts wil not be accumulative  

 
 

14.   Payment:

 

IBAN: ES17 2100 3005 41 2500019132 / Account name: Secretariat d’Entitats

Payment order must include the player's full name, phone number and the tournament group.

 

Once the payment has been completed, registrations must be confirmed by phone or e-mail. Any registration failing to meet these requirements will be considered not complete.

 

15.   Registration:

 

a.    Telephone: 93 291 87 01 (Cotxeres de Sants) de 9:30h to 14 h.   Except from 29st  July to 6 th August.

 

b.    Filling the registration form

 

c.     Email: toniayza@secretariat.cat

 

 

16.   Deadline is 17th August 2016 at 14h CET (GMT +1).  

 

 

Prizes

 


GRUP A


 

  1.     3.000 € y Trofeo   

10.   250 €

19.   160 €

  2.     2.000 € y Trofeo

11.   240 €

20.   150 €

  3.     1.200 € y Trofeo

12.   230 €

21.   140 €

  4.        800 €

13.   220 €

22.   130 €

  5.        600 €

14.   210 €

23.   120 €

  6.        500 €           

15.   200 €

24.   110 €

  7.        400 €

16.   190 €

25.   100 €

  8.        350 €

17.   180 €

 

  9.        300 €

18.   170 €

 


   

PRIZES FOR RATING SECTIONS GROUP A

 

ELO FIDE

1r 

2n 

3r 

4t 

5è 

2250-2399 

300 €

200 €

100 €

80 €

60 €

2100-2249 

200 €

125 €

80 €

70 €

50 €

1000-2099 

150 €

100 €

70 €

60 €

40 €

 

 

PRIZES FOR RATING SECTIONS GROUP  B

 

 General 

300 €***

175 €*

130 €

100 €

80 €

75 €

   70 €

    65 €

  60 €

 50 €

1000 -1799

100 €*

75 €

60 €

40 €

40 €

 

 

PRIZES FOR RATING SECTIONS GROUP  C

 

 ELO FIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 General 

   250 €**

  175 €*

130 €

100 €

80 €

 

     75 €

70 €

65 €

60 €

50 €

 

 


 

*** Special Prize Sunway Hotel: the winner of Group B will receive an invitation to participate in IV International Chess Festival Sunway Hotel 2017, with accommodation and breakfast.

**Special Prize "Bali Group": the winner of Group C  will receive an invitation to participate in 16th Benidorm International Chess Festival 2017, with full board accommodation in a single room at Gran Hotel Bali.

Prizes are subject to tax withholding according to Spanish law in force. Players need to show a valid ID card or passport in order to receive their prizes.

The first three players in each group and the first two players in each rating section will be awarded a trophy.

 

PRIZES FOR AGE CATEGORIES
 

GROUP A

·     
    
Trophy for 1st Under-14 player (born in 2003 and later) 
    Trophy for 1st Under-16 player (born in 2001-2002)
    Trophy for 1st Senior player (over 60: born in 1957 or earlier). GMs and IMs are excluded. 


 
GROUP B

·     
 
   Trophy for 1st Under-14 player (born in 2003 and later) 
    Trophy for 1st Under-16 player (born in 2001-2002)    
   
Trophy for 1st Senior player (over 60: born in 1957 or earlier).
 


GROUP C    

      
     Trophy for 1st Under-10 player (born 2007 and later)

     Trophy for 1st Under-12 player (born 2005-2006)
 
    Trophy for 1st Under-14 player (born 2003-2004)
 
   Trophy for 1st Under-16 player (born 2001-2002)
  
  Trophy for 1st Senior player (over 60: born in 1957 or earlier)
 

 

18.     Teams championship:

Only clubs with 4 or more players participating the tournament, regardless the groups/s where they play, are allowed to compete for this price. The Team Score will be obtained by summing up the classification of the best 4 players of each team.

The team score is the total sum of the places in the final standings of any group of the four best scores of players belonging to the same club. The team with the lowest sum is the winner.

       GROUP A: scores the classification directly. For instance, the 5th classified player sums 5 points.

 

       GROUP B: the classification scores are multiplied by two. For example, the 5th classified player in group B will add 10 points to its team (5 x 2).

 

       GROUP C: the classification scores are multiplied by three. For example, the 5th classified player in group C will add 15 points to its team (5 x 3).

 

The two clubs with less points win the award.  

 

 

Cash prizes won't be split. No player will receive more than one prize, unless it is an age category prize, which will be compatible with a general or rating section prize. Players are only eligible for the age category prize corresponding to their year of birth.

Players will be assigned to rating sections following the regulations of the Catalan Circuit regarding rating sections.

 

19.     No double prizes:


Players eligible for a prize both in general standings and in a Rating Section will receive, by default, their prize with higher economic value. In case of having the same value, the Organizing Committee will decide what price to assign.

 

Tie-break systems

Once the last round is finished, the provisional standings will be published with the application of the General Tie-breaks. In the event of a tie in the top eight (8) positions in the provisional general standings of Group A, then Match-play tie-breaks will follow.

 

20.   Match-play Tie-breaks

The players tied on the top 8 will play a knock-out playoff consisting of:

       Two (2) blitz games: 5 minutes + 3 seconds per move (5’ + 3”), alternating colors.

If the tie persists:

       Armageddon: New drawing of colors and one (1) blitz game with 6 minutes for the player with the white pieces and 5 for the player with the black. After the 60th move, both players shall receive an increment of 3 seconds for each move from move 61. If drawn, the player with the black pieces shall be declared the winner.

 

Disabled players may chose between taking part in the Match-play Tie-breaks or settling for the prize they would receive according to the provisional standings.  

Match-play games will start at 17:00h on Sunday 27st August.

 

21.   General Tie-breaks:

For the age categories and rating section prizes, as well as the Match-play ranking, the following tie-break systems will be used:  

 

       Median Buchholz 1 [using FIDE Virtual Opponent]

       Buchholz [using FIDE Virtual Opponent]

       Direct encounter  

       Greater number of wins

       Greater number of games played with the black pieces

 

 

22.   Teams Tie-breaks:

If two clubs end in a tie when adding the rankings of their four best players, the tie-breaker system will be as follows:  

       Adding the points (not the rankings) of all players in each team. The team with higher scores wins.

       If the tie remains, the club that has the player who has higher scores wins.

       If the tiebreak continues, the club with the second player with the higher scores wins. Afterwards the third one and finally the fourth.

       If the tie persists, the same system of tie-breaking will be used in the previous round, and so on.

In case of a tie between three or more clubs, the tie would be broken between two clubs first. The winner will compete with the rest until only one club is left.

 

Organization and Appeal Committee
 

23.   The Tournament Director will be Mr. Àlex Sulleva.

 

24.   The Chief Arbiter will be IA Davide Vega D’Aurelio.

 

25.   Appeals against the arbiters' decisions shall be submitted to the Appeals Comitee no later than the end of the playing session. This Comitee will consist of the Tournament Director and three players chosen among the participants and between participants during the first round.

 

The Appeals Comitee's decisions will be final and unappealable.

 

26.   According to the FIDE Laws of Chess during play, a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone and/or other electronic means of communication in the playing venue. If it is evident that a player brought or uses such a device connected while he/she is playing, he/she shall lose the game. If an electronic device produces any sound, the arbiter may apply a penalty to the owner in a range from a warning to a loss of the game, according the circumstances (e.g. recidivism). 

 

Final regulations

 

27.   Any situation not covered by the present regulations will be governed by the FIDE rating regulations, FIDE Tournament rules and the General Regulations of the Catalan Chess Federation (FCE)

 

28.   FCE claim forms will be at the players' disposal.

 

29.   In case of discrepancy between translations, the Catalan version of the current rules will take precedence.

 

 

30.   Participation in the tournament implies full acceptance of these rules.

 

ANNEX: Tie-breaks System definitions

 

1.       Buchholz: Sum of the scores of each of the opponents of a player.

 

2.       Median Buchholz 1: Sum of the scores of each of the opponents of a player, discarding the highest and the lowest scores of the opponents.

 

3.       Progressive: after each round, each player has a tournament score. All those player’s scores will be added up to obtain the progressive tie-break.

 

If the tie persist, the scores will be reduced round by round starting for the first one until there is a break or all rounds are deleted.

 

4.       The greater number of wins: Sum of the won games (unplayed games shall not be counted) 

 

5.       The greater number of games with black: The greater number of games played with the black pieces (unplayed games shall be counted as played with the white pieces).

 

ANNEX: FIDE Virtual Opponent

 

For tie-break purposes the virtual opponent will be used as a FIDE adjustment [C.05.F Handling Unplayed Games for Calculation of Buchholz – FIDE Handbook]. It is calculated as follows:

For tie-break purposes a player who has no opponent will be considered as having played against a virtual opponent who has the same number of points at the beginning of the round and who draws in all the following rounds. For the round itself the result by forfeit will be considered as a normal result.

All unplayed games in which players are indirectly involved (results by forfeit of opponents) are considered to have been drawn.


 

 
     
     
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